Stephenie Young

Stephenie Young

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: MH-228
Phone: 978-542-7258

Professional Biography

Academic Biography:

Currently an associate professor in the English Department and faculty member of the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, I joined the faculty of SSU in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach.

My co-edited collection with Adele Parker Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing  was published by Rodopi in January 2013. I am currently researching a book project about the development of an aesthetics of violence through visual narratives produced in post-conflict regions. I am also working on the following: a book chapter on the oral testimony from the Kestenberg Archives housed at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an essay on the photographic narratives of Srebrenica as viewed through the lens of contemporary photographers working out of Sarajevo. 

Please see my personal website for further information about my publications and other activities. (in development)

Professional Interests

Comparative Twentieth Century Literatures

Problems of Memory

Experimental Testimony (especially conflict/post-conflict narratives)   

Critical Theory

Aesthetics and Violence

Women's Writing

Holocaust Studies

Selected Publications

Edited Collection. Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013).

“Transnationalism and a Post-Yugoslav Writer,” in Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. New York: Rodopi Press.(New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013)

"Yugonostalgia and the Post-National Narrative." In The New Order of War. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).

Selected Presentations

"Is There a Text in This Image? Memory and Memorialization in the Post-War Balkans." International Comparative Literature Association Meeting. University of Paris, Sorbonne. July 2013. 

"The Forensics of Memorialization in Post-War Balkan Photography." Genealogies of Memory/Regions of Memory. Warsaw University. Poland. November 2012.

"In Absentia: Yugoslavia and the Changing Face of Portraiture." American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. March 2012.